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The impact of learning on employability

The impact of learning on employability

Franceschelli, Michela, Casebourne, Joe, Forsythe, Lora and Bivand, Paul (2008) The impact of learning on employability. Technical Report. Learning and Skills Council, Coventry, UK.

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Abstract

The Centre for Economic and Social Inclusion (Inclusion), the British Market Research Bureau (BMRB) and the Institute for Employment Studies (IES) were commissioned by the Learning and Skills Council (LSC) in 2007 to undertake a survey on the impact of learning on employability. This report presents the key findings of the survey. The survey investigated the impact and benefits of general learning in further education (FE) on: the economic status of workless individuals - their progression into work and off benefits; and the personal impact of learning - in terms of improving skills and increasing confidence. Approximately 10,000 learners were interviewed by telephone from June to August 2007. They had all undertaken an FE course which completed in 2005-06, and all were eligible for fee remission due to receipt of workless benefits. Ten per cent of the sample were working less than 16 hours a week when their course started, and all were aged between 20 and 55. The key findings were that nearly four in 10 (38 per cent) of learners who were claiming workless benefits at the start of their FE course have worked since finishing their learning and one in three learners have moved into work and are no longer claiming workless benefits. Employment outcomes are less positive for learners with multiple disadvantages. However, those with multiple disadvantages do benefit from a positive impact of learning in terms of improved communication skills, improved employability skills and increased confidence.

Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Additional Information: [1] This research was conducted by the Centre for Economic and Social Inclusion (Inclusion), and was managed by Dr Jo Casebourne. Paul Bivand, Michela Franceschelli and Lora Forsythe of Inclusion also worked on the study. The fieldwork was undertaken by the British Market Research Bureau (BMRB), and managed by Nick Coleman, Mark Peters, Lorraine Sims and Helen Lambert. Jim Hillage from the Institute for Employment Studies provided consultancy support on the project. The project manager at the LSC was Charlotte Beckford.
Uncontrolled Keywords: employability; learning
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Livelihoods & Institutions Department
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Last Modified: 29 Jan 2016 15:56
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/2123

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